And so for my contribution this week: another pair of socks! I didn't get to try two at a time but at least one sock is done and the other has a toe, well sort of. This is a simple pattern I contrived myself. My first attempt to really write a pattern and it, or at the the first one, turned out just the way I wanted. We'll see on the second if what I wrote down, is really what I did.
Thanks to the library and some good friends I have a stack of books to read. America's cheapest Family was lent to me after I taught a class on how I feed my family of 5 on $80.00 a week. I'm always looking for ways to pair down the spending and increase the living! Can't wait to delve into this one.
Another friend lent me, or should I say I absconded with, The Backyard Homestead. Oh dreaming of my little slice of heaven on earth, a little farm with oh so much going on. Well, I am hoping to add a little bit more reality to that dream, pigs I hope. A few fruit trees would be nice too.
Easy to Love Difficult to Discipline was recommend by another Yarn Alonger, is that what we call ourselves? We've been having some rough spots around here as of late and thought I'd at least thumb through this book and see if it offers any insight.
And of the little one, The Princess in the Forest. We are big fans of Sibylle von Olfers! Love, just love her books.
So looking at the list above, if you don't hear from me for a while you can bet I'm curled up in front of the wood stove with my knitting, pile of books and a cup of tea. Ok so even if it only happens in five minute bursts it sounded lovely. And a girl can dream.
Don't forget to join in the fun and share what your knitting and reading. We'd all love to know.